The course helps students prepare for their role as a teacher. Its goal is to map out this task, to increase self-awareness, to understand and interiorize this role and to initiate taking on this task. It is important for students to interpret the activities, pedagogical roles and tasks in a pedagogical environment, from the teacher's perspective. Students should learn that motivation, evaluation, the environment, the relationship with parents, the planning of the pedagogical process, and the adaptive change of all these in the real situation, are essential tools for the role of music teacher. They need to understand that preparing for this task requires serious concentration, commitment and preparation. This requires self-knowledge, self-reflection, self-acceptance, balanced psychological immunity, professional, pedagogical and psychological knowledge. The backbone of the course is the processing of students' views on the subject of education, which should be replaced by a well-established professional knowledge of the role of the teacher.
For a successful application please follow the steps below:
In all cases, the international relations coordinator forwards the application materials to the relevant admission committee. If the committee decides that on the basis of the application material the applicant should take an oral exam, the applicant will be interviewed in person or via Skype. A Skype interview will be conducted if the applicant's attendance is impeded and the examination committee offers them the opportunity to be interviewed via Skype. Applicants are given two possible dates for the interview, taking into account any time zone differences.
The entrance exam requires personal attendance, or an external examination can be arranged for a larger group, as decided by the leaders of the Faculty of Music and Visual Arts. In special cases, faculty leadership may waive personal appearance.
Parts of the exam:
1. Aptitude test (music and theory)
2. Practical examination of the main subject
1. Parts of the aptitude test
Musical and theoretical aptitude test
- Musical notation of 7-8 beats of a Renaissance or Baroque period, two-part piece in treble and bass clef, based on 6-8 dictations
- Musical notation of an excerpt from a one-part 20th century piece, based on dictation
- sight reading on the difficulty level of the maturation exam of secondary music education
- musical notation of an excerpt from a Bach choral piece, based on piano dictation. Soprano and bass parts to be notated, chords to be represented in figured bass or scale degree notation
- developing a harmony exercise based on numbered bass.
- knowledge of Viennese classical harmony and format. Triads and quadrants with their translations, simpler delays, typical alterations
- knowledge and recognition of classical forms and forming principles
- Singing and analysing 30 freely chosen folk songs from the folk music of the applicant’s own nation. The scores shall be made available to the committee.
- general knowledge of music literature. Chronological knowledge, knowledge of major genres, forms and styles
- career orientation interview
- two Bach pieces
- a movement from a classic sonata or sonatina
- a Bartók piece
- a performance piece
During the interview, applicants display their ability to interpret texts, and their speaking and communication skills, as well as their presumed career aptitude and musical literacy are assessed.
2. Main subject practical exam
- a baroque song or aria
- a classical song or aria
- two songs from the Romantic period
- a 20th/21st century Hungarian song
- a folk song adaptation (freely chosen)
The pieces should be performed in the original language without the use of sheet music.
Application requirements: doctor’s certificate from an ENT specialist regarding the health of the applicant’s vocal organs.
PARTS OF THE ENTRANCE EXAM AND THEIR EVALUATION:
Assessment of the aptitude test: "passed" or "failed".
Main subject practical exam: a maximum of 200 points can be achieved, which is doubled.
If the applicant does not have a language proficiency certificate, but on the basis of the oral entrance examination their language proficiency is sufficient to complete the relevant programme, the entrance examination committee may waive this criterion.
Ms. Beáta SERES
University of Pécs, Faculty of Music and Visual Arts
International Relations Coordinator
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